UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark speaks on tackling poverty, inequality and environmental unsustainability in the new global agenda. (UNDP)


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UNDP appalled by cowardly attack on UN compound in Mogadishu

New York  – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has strongly condemned the attack today on the UN Common Compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, where UNDP personnel were among the casualties. “We are all appalled and deeply saddened by this cowardly attack,” Helen Clark said. Among the UN fatalitiesmore

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Helen Clark leads CNNi Twitter chat on role of emerging economies in development

UN Development Chief Helen Clark said today that developed and developing countries need each other in the global economic crisis, and that a burgeoning middle class in developing countries can help drive green growth. She made her comments during a CNNi-sponsored Twitter chat on emerging economies more

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UNDP to maximize impact with new strategic plan, calls for more predictable funding

New York — The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is making major contributions in fighting poverty and promoting good governance worldwide, Administrator Helen Clark said Monday, adding that the agency now plans to sharpen its focus, scale up partnerships, and streamline operations. But the lead UN demore

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UNDP praises countries for signing Arms Trade Treaty

New York - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has commended countries that have signed the landmark UN-backed Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the first of its kind to regulate both the legitimate and illicit multibillion-dollar trade in conventional weapons. “One person dies around the world every minute more

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UNDP chief hails crucial role of local government in fight against poverty

Kampala, Uganda – Maximising the power of local government will be crucial to realizing the ambitions of a post-2015 global development agenda which can lead to eradicating extreme poverty, tackling inequalities and putting the world on a sustainable path. That was the message from United Nations Demore

Roger Mabingnay, 42 years old, impresses UNDP’s Administrator, Helen Clark on a recent visit to Tacloban City. Mabingnay sells mami noodles in his new food stall provided by UNDP’s pilot livelihoods project in Fisherman’s Village. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPBarangay Captain Emelita Montelban introduces UNDP’s Helen Clark to one of the residents of Fisherman’s Village who received a food stall from UNDP’s pilot livelihoods project. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPA carpenter builds one of the 50 food stalls under a pilot UNDP livelihoods project for people hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. UNDP’s Administrator, Helen Clark, toured Fisherman’s Village in Tacloban to get a first-hand look at the work underway. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPUNDP’s Helen Clark is greeted by Marvin Antonieto Isana and Principal Monina E. Gabrino at San Jose Central Elementary School in Tacloban City. Isana, who works at the nearby airport, said how appreciative he was that UNDP was able to clear away so much debris following Typhoon Haiyan. Children at San Jose Central Elementary School welcome UNDP’s Helen Clark with a song, Heal Our Land. The school was Miss Clark’s second stop on her tour of Tacloban City, one of the hardest hit areas following Typhoon Haiyan.Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, cut the ribbon on UNDP and OCHA’s new office in Tacloban City with help from Mayor Alfred Romualdez and OCHA Head of Office David Carden. She was joined on stage by UNDP Resident Representative, Luiza Carvalho, and UNDP Country Director, Maurice Dewulf. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPChildren line the walkway at Tacloban’s San Jose Central Elementary School to greet UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on a recent visit to the city. UNDP assisted the school by clearing away tonnes of storm debris, which allowed for the swift return to classes of thousands of students in January 2014. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP